Two grape vines, a pair of kiwi vines, these are the plants I want find partners for.
They have a long rich bed with parallel fences to grow on.
Some plants I have been considering:
-Creeping Oregon Grape
-Oyster mushrooms(to keep the strawberries healthy...)
-Sunchokes(Not really sure how well they play with others)
Long on food, short on nitrogen fixers, accumulators,beneficial insect attractants, and I don't know what else.
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
posted 5 years ago
I'd definitely get some flowers in there. Aside from looking good, there's the beneficial factor
A few I suggest: calendula, borage, tithonia, phacelia, bearded iris, sweet peas (the darker the colour, the better they smell on these two),
sweet alyssum, soldier poppies, cosmos, cornflowers, zinnia, honeywort, narcissus ...
Whatever flowers I grow, I go for the 'old fashioned' versions:
dwarfs, fancy coloured hybrids etc will often not have much in the way of nectar, pollen or scent.